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15 May 2012

The Big Breakfast

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Each Thursday, volunteers run a cooked breakfast in the Above Bar Church building, open to everyone. This is the Big Breakfast. In 18 months numbers have grown, and God has changed lives.

Sanjay and Kate introduce us to the Big Breakfast and its volunteers, and Andy and Wayne explain the impact the breakfast has had on them.

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2 May 2012

Beyond the mask

White mask

On the evening of Tuesday 24 April, 115 people filled the Above Bar Church auditorium to hear Andy Tedder speak about how we evaluate ourselves and others.

Andy was born with a genetic condition called Treacher Collins syndrome, which causes facial disfigurement. He is a Christian and lives in Bournemouth, where he works as a landscape gardener. In 2011 he was featured in an episode of the Channel 4 documentary series Beauty & The Beast (still available to watch on 4oD).

Ruth Spradbery saw the p

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